Planning must reads

Jane Jacobs. 1961. The death and life of great American cities.New York: Vintage books
American Babylon : Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland (Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America) by Robert self
Street Corner Society: The Social Structure of an Italian Slum by William Whyte
The other side of the river by Alex Kotlowitz
Heat wave A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago by Eric Klinenberg University of Chicago Press. 2002
Empire falls By Richard Russo
Cadillac desert by Marc Reisner
Boyle, Kevin. Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age. New York: H. Holt, 2004.
Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. London, W.W.Norton. 1999.
Sugrue, Thomas J. The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1996.
Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by Bill Cronon
The Power Broker : Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro
Crabgrass Frontier : The Suburbanization of the United States by Kenneth Jackson
City of Quartz : Excavating the Future in Los Angeles by Mike Davis
Edge City : Life on the New Frontier by Joel Garreau
Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America’s Man-Made Landscape by James Kunstler
Building Suburbia : Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000 by Dolores Hayden
A Consumers’ Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America by Lizabeth Cohen
Sidewalks in the kingdom  by Jacobsen, Eugene H. Peterson
Bowling Alone : The Collapse and Revival of American Community – Robert Putnam
Flight of the creative class by Richard Florida
N. Krumholz and P. Clavel. 1994. Reinventing Cities: Equity Planners Tell Their Stories
D. Schon. 1983. The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action. New York: Basic Books.
Planners on planning : leading planners offer real-life lessons on what works, what doesn’t, and why / Bruce W. McClendon, Anthony James Catanese, editors ; foreword by Eugenie Ladner Birch ; afterword by Ted Gaebler.
Thomas, June Manning. Redevelopment and Race: Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c1997
Flyvbjerg, Bent. Rationality and Power: Democracy in Practice.Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1998.
Fishman, Robert, ed. The American Planning Tradition: Culture and Policy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr. 2000
Fishman, RobertUrban Utopias in the Twentieth Century: Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier 1st MIT Press pbk.ed. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1982, c1977.
Planning as persuasive storytelling : the rhetorical construction of Chicago’s electric future by James A. Throgmorton.
The Deliberative Practitioner. Cambridge: the MIT Press by Forester, J. (1999)
Mumford, Lewis. The City in History: Its Origins, its Transformations, and its Prospect. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1st ed.1961
Hall, Peter. Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century. updated ed. Oxford: Blackwell. 2001